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    April 29, 2019
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    Valerie Gross
    Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP, Director of Marketing, 845-778-2121
    Michele L. Babcock, Managing Partner of Jacobowitz & Gubits Recognized by Hofstra University and The Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties
    The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that Michele L. Babcock, Managing Partner, was honored this week with awards from two different organizations.
    On April 22, 2019, Hofstra University celebrated its 4th Annual Awards and Dinner Reception to recognize and celebrate women who have made a meaningful and inspiring contributios to the legal community.   Michele was honored as one of the 2019 Outstanding Women in Law. 
    On April 25th, the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties (“WBAOSC”) recognized Michele as the Distinguished Member Attorney at their Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.  This award honors an outstanding attorney who has achieved professional excellence, has distinguished herself by service to WBAOSC and to the community, and has provided leadership.
    “On behalf of all of us at Jacobowitz and Gubits, we are so proud of Michele’s recognition and for her commitment to our community, the firm, and the residents and businesses of Orange and Sullivan Counties.  She is so deserving of these honors.” said Howard Protter, Senior Partner at Jacobowitz and Gubits.  
    Michele was selected for these prestigious recognitions for many reasons, including managing a full-service law firm with over 20 attorneys and nearly 30support staff; her commitment to Orange and Sullivan County through her graduation from Leadership Orange, Leadership Sullivan, and the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Fellows Program;, and for her long list of accomplishments and recognitions.  Michele is the recipient of the 2018 Leadership Orange Hall of Fame Award and was recognized as a 2018 Sullivan County Business and Professional Women of the Year.  In 2019, Jacobowitz and Gubits was selected by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce as the Business of the Year.  Michele currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.  She resides in the Town of New Windsor with her husband and three young children.
    About Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP
    Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, was founded in 1968 to provide sophisticated legal representation to businesses, individuals and municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley.  21 attorneys and a full staff of paralegals and legal assistants service a growing and dynamic client base.
    Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, handles a wide range of legal issues including business litigation, commercial real estate, elder law and estate planning, immigration law, municipal law, land use and zoning, equine law, health care law, personal injury, employment, family law, and criminal law
    Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP has two office locations in Walden and Monticello. For further information on the firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP please visit www.jacobowitz.com or call (845) 778-2121.
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